West Ham United will need to fork out at least £30 million if they are to lure Aleksandar Mitrovic away from Fulham this summer, according to a report from The Telegraph.
The Serbian forward has found the back of the net on 10 occasions this season but saw his efforts rendered insufficient as the London club succumbed to relegation following a 4-1 defeat against Watford last week.
Fulham are unlikely to be able to retain the services of Mitrovic, who joined them in a deal worth an initial £22 million following his impressive half-season loan spell last term in the Championship.
However, they appear to remain intent on making a profit on the former Newcastle United star if they are forced into a sale, with a figure worth £30 million the minimum that the club will accept, The Telegraph states.
Manuel Pellegrini is understood to be on the lookout for a striker in the summer transfer window as the respective futures of his attackers come under more scrutiny.
Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez are all ageing, and Andy Carroll sees his contract at the London Stadium expire at the end of the season.
Why signing Mitrovic would be a good move from West Ham
Premier League experience
Mitrovic knows the Premier League inside and out following his spells with Newcastle and Fulham. This would be beneficial for West Ham as little adaptation would be required.
Mitrovic has proven over time that he is a more than capable goalscorer in the Premier League. Reliability is necessary for West Ham now.
Pellegrini often favours a more physically-imposing striker who can hold the ball up and link play adeptly, and Mitrovic fits this mould to a tee.
Mitrovic is excellent in the air. West Ham play plenty of crosses into the box, and the Serbian striker could thrive.